Promote Your Business and Find Future Employees–LHS Career Fair on March 20

Posted on February 13, 2020 By

Free tables are available for the Lakewood High School (LHS) Career Fair, Friday, March 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the John Potts Richardson Gymnasium, Lakewood High School, 855 Somerset Avenue. Promote your business, find future employees, and help students prepare for employment at the LHS Career, sponsored by the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce.

Menashe Miller, executive director of the Lakewood Chamber, said, “A Career Fair is extremely beneficial to make students aware of the opportunities, careers, and jobs that are available. It helps students think about the educational and skill requirements they need.”

Lisa Gallicchio, chairwoman of the Lakewood Chamber Educational Committee and director of community relations for Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, Eatontown, said, “This is a great chance for the business community to meet future employees. Nothing could be more helpful than to speak to a person face-to-face.”

Gay Huggins-Dickey, the SLE/PALS (Structured Learning Experience/Pupil Assisted Leaning Services) coordinator at LHS who is coordinating the Career Fair with the Lakewood Chamber and the business community, said, “A career or job fair gives students access to local business opportunities and insight about careers, such as police officers, state troopers, administrative assistants, shipping and receiving clerks, any branch of the U.S. military, electricians and plumbers, or customer service representatives, among many others.

“These students are our future and we must do all we can to invest in them now so they may become the productive citizens we will need tomorrow.”

To reserve a free table, call Gay Huggins-Dickey, LHS, at 732-905-3500 Ext. 7402 by February 27. For more information call Menashe Miller, Lakewood Chamber, at 732-363-0012.

About P.A.L.S. (Pupil Assisted Learning Services): P.A.L.S. is an elective class that includes four major components – civic participation, character development, career exploration, and service-learning. Students participate in projects and activities that make a difference by helping others, thus forming a link between school and community.

About SLE (The Structured Learning Experience): SLE is a program that allows high school seniors who are in good academic standing opportunities to participate in supervised educational activities which are designed to provide exposure to the requirements and responsibilities of specific job titles or job groups, and to assist them in gaining employment skills and making career and educational decisions.

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Succession Planning and Organization Optimization – HR February Meeting

Posted on January 28, 2020 By

The dynamic process of shared ownership and accountability while building a talent system built on the four components of talent optimization will yield the results organizations need now and for the future.

Discover the strategic path to fully realizing the long-term potential of your organization while achieving what is needed in the next 12 months at the monthly JSAHR (Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources) breakfast meeting, open to the public, Thursday, February 13, 2020, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., at Jumping Brook Country Club, 210 Jumping Brook Road, Neptune, N.J.

The registration fee, including a full buffet breakfast, is $30.00 for JSAHR members; $50.00 for nonmembers; $25.00 for guests and those in-transition, and $10.00 for full-time students. Sponsorship for this meeting is still available. The business meeting, including a legal update and sponsor presentations, will begin promptly at 8:15; the presentation begins at 9:00 a.m.

Register online at jsahr.shrm.org/events or email admin@jsahr.org or call Christine Higgins, JSAHR chapter administrator, at 732-701-7155.

JSAHR, a SHRM affiliated chapter, is a Platinum Excel award winner of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management.) This program is pending one (1) SHRM and one (1) HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute) recertification credit. www.hrci.org. This meeting is sponsored by Clarity Benefit Solutions.

About the Speaker: Jack Gottlieb is the CEO of the Total Solutions Group, a global strategic consulting and results based training firm committed to driving what is Really Most Important for an organization in their culture, strategy, and capability. They have worked with over 125 companies, ranging from large and publicly traded to mid-sized organizations with focus on growth, improvement, or turnaround.

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Enjoy A Not-So-Happy Valentine’s at the Strand

Posted on January 22, 2020 By

Who needs the same old Valentine’s Day? Laugh at love and relationships at “A Not-So-Happy Valentine’s Day,” the opposite of a romantic evening on February 7, for adults only, in the Strand Gallery at The Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, N.J. at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets cost $65 and include snacks, appetizers, a spaghetti and meatball dinner catered by Emilio’s in Jackson, a cash bar, and live entertainment, featuring three comedians –John Kurschner, Mike Sicoli, and Sue Golden,.

Tickets are limited! For more information, contact amy@strand.org. or buy tickets at www.Strand.org

About the comedians:
John Kurschner started doing stand-up at a Staten Island restaurant in 2007 and he hasn’t looked back since. He is the producer of the 5th Borough Comedy Festival that spotlights some of the country’s top up-and-coming comics. Kuschner was a finalist on “Comics Watching Comics,” which can be seen on Amazon Prime. He also plays for the WFAN “Boomer and Gio” celebrity softball team, claiming, “I’m the only regular guy on a team full of professional former athletes and radio personalities.”

Mike Sicoli, 27, has amassed an impressive resume for a comedian twice his age. He has worked with industry favorites like Pete Davidson and Artie Lange. He recently won Catch-a-Rising-Star’s funniest comic competition and performs regularly at clubs around the tri-state area, including New York Comedy Club, Caroline’s, and the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. He is also regularly featured on the Chive, College Humor, and appeared in Elite Daily’s Gen Why videos.

Susan Golden has been performing professionally since 2009 in the tri-state area. Growing up on Staten Island, Susan’s act is a collection of jokes and stories about real life and real people. This tough Staten Island girl gets big laughs by relating her life to the people that come to see her perform.

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N.J. Health Care Networking Group to Meet February 12

Posted on January 15, 2020 By

The monthly meeting of N.J. Health Care Networking Group, a free organization for anyone in the health care industry, including those who provide ancillary products and services, is Wednesday, February 12, 2020, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., hosted by Masonic Village, 902 Jacksonville Road, Burlington Township, NJ 08016

The N.J. Health Care Networking Group provides an opportunity to build relationships among health care professionals, market events, and promote business. Membership is free; however, register to take advantage of member benefits, such as posting to N.J. Health Care Networking Group’s website all health care and marketing events, training information, employment listings, and access to a member directory.

Host sites are being planned now for 2020. If you or your company are interested in hosting a meeting, visit http://njhcnet.com/vip-package/.

For more information about N.J. Health Care Networking Group, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations for Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, Eatontown, at lisa@preferredcares.com, call 732-547-9886, or visit www.njhcnet.com for the monthly location and member events. Meetings take place in a different New Jersey county each month.

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How to Use the F-word at Work – Feedback at the HR January Meeting

Posted on December 24, 2019 By

Talent is often cited as the biggest bottleneck for organizations. For many organizations, most efforts have gone into talent acquisition. What they fail to recognize is that they can’t just keep “refilling the bucket.” Constructive, objective, and continuous feedback helps employees accelerate skill development, which in turn, helps organizations grow faster.

Feedback is also a powerful tool. Learn how to share feedback the right way at the monthly JSAHR (Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources) breakfast meeting, open to the public, Thursday, January 9, 2020, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., at Jumping Brook Country Club, 210 Jumping Brook Road, Neptune, N.J.

The registration fee, including a full buffet breakfast, is $30.00 for JSAHR members; $50.00 for nonmembers; $25.00 for guests and those in-transition, and $10.00 for full-time students. Sponsorship for this meeting is still available. The business meeting, including a legal update and sponsor presentations, will begin promptly at 8:15; the presentation begins at 9:00 a.m.

All attendees are asked to bring nonperishable food items for Monmouth Day Care Center food pantry.

Register online at jsahr.shrm.org/events or email admin@jsahr.org or call Christine Higgins, JSAHR chapter administrator, at 732-701-7155.

JSAHR, a SHRM affiliated chapter, is a Platinum Excel award winner of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management.) This program is pending one (1) SHRM and one (1) HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute) recertification credit. www.hrci.org

About the Speaker: Harrison Kim is the CEO of Pavestep – the performance management solution for the new workforce. From working with large and small businesses across industries over the years, it became apparent to Kim and his partners that talent was the biggest bottleneck for businesses. They created Pavestep to help business owners, executives, and managers develop and motivate their employees more effectively – not just with the use of technology, but also with hands-on coaching.
Kim is a former private equity investor from Odyssey Investment Partners and management consultant from McKinsey & Company. He is obsessed with employee feedback.

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N.J. Health Care Networking Group to Meet January 8

Posted on December 24, 2019 By

The monthly meeting of N.J. Health Care Networking Group, a free organization for anyone in the health care industry, including those who provide ancillary products and services, is Wednesday, January 8, 2020, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. hosted by Delights Artisan Café, 34 S. Main Street, Barnegat, NJ 08005.

The N.J. Health Care Networking Group provides an opportunity to build relationships among health care professionals, market events, and promote business. Membership is free; however, register to take advantage of member benefits, such as posting to N.J. Health Care Networking Group’s website all health care and marketing events, training information, employment listings, and access to a member directory.

Host sites are being planned now for 2020. If you or your company are interested in hosting a meeting, visit http://njhcnet.com/vip-package/.

For more information about N.J. Health Care Networking Group, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations for Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, Eatontown, at lisa@preferredcares.com, call 732-547-9886, or visit www.njhcnet.com for the monthly location and member events. Meetings take place in a different New Jersey county each month.

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Lowe’s Heroes Gives a Facelift to Harbor House’s Emergency Youth Shelter

Posted on December 22, 2019 By

Over 5,000 youth in crisis have found a safe haven at Ocean’s Harbor House since it opened its doors in 1988 at 2455 Windsor Avenue, Toms River. Its 12-bed emergency youth shelter has served homeless, abused, neglected, throwaway, and runaway youth between ages 10-19 years old, primarily from Ocean and Monmouth counties.

Through Lowe’s Heroes, a company-initiated community project, eight Lowe’s stores came to Ocean’s Harbor House this November to renovate the youth shelter. The Lowe’s stores were Brick, Toms River, Manchester, Eatontown, Holmdel, Howell, Manahawkin, and Little Egg Harbor. Sixty Lowe’s employee volunteers completed the project that included about $22,000 retail materials. Sherwin Williams, Oakhurst, also partnered in this project, donating paints for the rooms.

Heidi Hartmann, Director of Youth Services, said, “When Lowe’s took the time, energy, and love to gift our facility with such beautiful upgrades, it helps the kids see how important they are and helps them feel connected to the community. They are amazed that someone, let alone a massive group of volunteers from a major corporation care so much and want them to have the very best.”

When the project was completed, the youth shelter had a brand-new garden Zen area with pavers, a gazebo, and swings. This area is designed for the residents to take a break; have a counseling session; or just have some quiet, alone time. The outside area was completely transformed when the volunteers reconfigured the landscaping of the entire front yard, erected a flagpole, painted the outside of the building, and installed a new fiberglass front door and new gutters. Inside the shelter, the hallways were painted and the front bathroom was completely remodeled. A new washer, dryer, and utility sink were donated for the laundry room.

Visit http://www.oceansharborhouse.org/ways-to-help/donate-now/ to donate to Harbor House’s Annual Appeal that supports these programs for homeless youth or youth in crisis. For more information about Ocean’s Harbor House, visit www.oceansharborhouse.org or email/call Laura Wagner, Director of Communications, at marketing@oceansharborhouse.org or 732-929-0096 x 205.
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About Ocean’s Harbor House
Ocean’s Harbor House has been a resource for adolescents and young adults for over 30 years. Our mission is to provide a safe haven and caring environment for vulnerable youth to enable them to unlock their potential and learn skills that will empower them to build healthier lives, relationships, and futures. For learn more, go to www.oceansharborhouse.org or follow us @harborhousenj on Facebook, @oceansharborhouse on Instagram, and @njharborhouse on Twitter.

About Lowe’s in the Community
Lowe’s has supported the communities where its associates live and work for more than 70 years. As a Fortune® 50 home improvement company, Lowe’s is committed to creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts through nonprofit partnerships. Across every community served, Lowe’s associates donate their time and expertise through the Lowe’s Heroes volunteer program. For the latest news, visit Newsroom.Lowes.com or follow @LowesMedia on Twitter.

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CHEMED Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

Posted on December 22, 2019 By

What if you, your child, or a family member needed to see a doctor or a dentist and did not have enough money or any money? Since 2009, the Center for Health Education, Medicine and Dentistry (CHEMED), a federally qualified health center (FQHC), 1771 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, New Jersey, has provided comprehensive health, medical services, and dental services available to everyone – private patients along with uninsured and underinsured. Uninsured patients are seen on a sliding-fee scale, based on an ability to pay.

Thanks to the efforts of Congressman Chris Smith, New Jersey’s 4th District, CHEMED celebrated its 10th Anniversary this December. At the event Congressman Smith was honored for his pivotal role in securing FQHC designation, and for his leadership and support of health care services to underserved communities in New Jersey.

CHEMED’s mission is to increase access to comprehensive primary and preventative health care and to improve the health status of underserved and vulnerable populations through outreach, disease prevention, and patient education activities.

Since its opening in 2009, more than 94,500 unique patients have been seen with a total of 1,160,833 visits. More than 10,000 children have visited the health center, and more than 32,000 dental unique patients have also been seen.

Last year CHEMED was recognized at the highest level as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Council on Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a model that puts patients in the forefront of care.

Dr. Dovid Friedman, CEO of CHEMED, who presented a PowerPoint showing the tremendous growth and breadth of services that CHEMED has achieved in the past decade, presented an award to Congressman Smith, thanking him for his commitment to CHEMED.

“You know that famous line…if you build it they will come,” Smith said. “They’ve come because of the exceptional health care, preventative medicine you have provided as well as for helping people who are sick and disabled.”

Senator Robert Singer and Lakewood Township Committeemen Albert Akerman, Michael D’Elia, Meir Lichtenstein, and Menashe Miller presented proclamations to Congressman Smith in honor of the occasion. Other attendees included Ocean County Sheriff Michael Mastronardy, Gail Kaufman of Freeholder Haines’ office, and representatives of the Lakewood Police Department and the NJPCA (New Jersey Primary Care Association).

For more information about CHEMED, contact Leah Hirsch, executive assistant, at CHEMED Health Center, at 732-364-2144. To make an appointment, call 732-364-6666.

About CHEMED: CHEMED provides comprehensive health and medical services, such as internal medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health, and dentistry, women’s health, radiology, among other services, all in one building. Uninsured and underinsured patients will be seen on a sliding-fee scale. To make an appointment, call 732-364-6666.

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Monmouth Day Care Center to Be Honored at Spinnaker Awards Ceremony

Posted on December 17, 2019 By

For its outstanding programs and services to the community, Monmouth Day Care Center, 9 Drs. James Parker Boulevard, Red Bank, will be honored by Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce (EMACC) as the Non-profit of the Year at the 28th annual Spinnaker Awards, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 29, 2020, in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Eatontown, 6 Industrial Way, Eatontown, NJ 07724.

The annual Spinnaker awards acknowledge and honor businesses and individuals for their contributions “above and beyond” that which is expected from a business or individual. For more than 26 years, EMACC has honored over 200 businesses, community leaders, and volunteers.

Among its many achievements and services, MDCC, star-rated through the Grow NJ Kids Program and recognized by the State of New Jersey Department of Health, received the Hot Shots for Tots Immunization Gold Award, only one of ten facilities to have received this award.

Thirty years ago, Monmouth Day Care Center became the first child care center in Monmouth County to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a voluntary certification that assures families that high, nationally accepted standards of care are being met. It has maintained this accreditation ever since.

In addition to providing the quality early education to children, MDCC also provides support to families. In 2010, a staff member recognized a child who was always hungry when the child was dropped off. The proud parent was not comfortable accepting handouts from MDCC. After a conversation with a local community partner, a food pantry was created that is open to everyone and allows complete anonymity to those who are unable to feed their families.

MDCC partners with the VNA’s WIC Program and is a host site the first Thursday of every month. The Backpack Crew and PNC’s Grow up Great Program also partner with MDCC. The common goal of these partnerships is the well-being of the family.

Because 90 percent MDCC families struggle to stay above the poverty line, MDCC makes it a point to support families, which is known to be beneficial to the child’s development. MDCC’s scholarship program and sliding scale tuition allows parents to better themselves through furthering their education or maintaining a job.

Other honorees include Arts & Education Center (NJ State Teen Festival) (Arts & Culture Award); Two Rivers Title Company, LLC (Community Service Award); 1Maurice Schwartz and Sons Inc. (Corporate Good Neighbor ); Carol Stillwell, Stillwell-Hansen, Inc. (Volunteer of the Year); Mayor Tony Perry, Middletown Township (Public Service Award); Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center (Serving Monmouth County for Over 50 Years) and Kevin Barry Moedt (EMACC’s Next Generation Leader).

For more information about the Spinnaker awards and to purchase tickets, visit https://emacc.org/spinnaker-awards/ or call the Chamber at 732-741-0055.

About Monmouth Day Care Center: Monmouth Day Care Center, a nonprofit licensed by the State of New Jersey, is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., has eight classrooms; two playgrounds; a multi-purpose room that also serves as an indoor gym; a library; and provides breakfast, lunch and snacks. Children from two months to five years old, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, who come from families with diverse socioeconomic backgrounds can attend full- or part-time. Contracts for tuition are maintained with the Division of Family Development, including Work First New Jersey Program and New Jersey Cares for Kids. Visit www.monmouthdaycarecenter1969.org. for more information.

History of Monmouth Day Care Center: MDCC began with just one class of children in 1969. It was the first Monmouth County School to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and star-rated by Grow NJ Kids. It was established under the sponsorship of the Revitalization Corps, National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Red Bank Section, Junior League of Monmouth County, Council of Churches, and Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club of Central New Jersey.

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Build a Bear on December 16 for a Child Who Needs a Hug

Posted on December 9, 2019 By

Do you know a child going through a difficult time who could use a hug – a bear hug?
Scott Vogel, owner of Emergi-Clean, Rahway, has order 2000 bears that local police officers and sponsors will build at Build-a-Bear stores in Menlo Park Mall, 55 Parsonage Road, Edison, or Bridgewater Commons Mall, 400 Commons Way, Bridgewater, on December 16 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Each location will have a 1000 bears to build. The general public or builders (kids) will be given a heart to put into each bear. This heart is designed to mend a child’s broken heart during a crisis. Sponsors are also encouraging people to buy a piece of clothing for a bear. Each builder will receive a certificate of participation, saying thank you for healing a broken heart.

At 9:00 p.m. staff from 101.5 FM will pick up the bears at each location to donate them NJSPBA (New Jersey State Police Benevolent Assoc.).

Bill Thompson, owner of ServPro, Aberdeen, said, “These bears help children when they are faced with serious problems. For example, if police officers respond to a domestic situation and children are present, the officers give bears to the children to ease their anxiety.”

Vogel said, “I want to say thank you to everyone for their help in this event. As a family-owned business handling tragic events every day, we see the importance to have something to hold on to when you are dealing with a crisis. We’d love to have more officers to support this event.”

To volunteer or to participate, call 908-587-0980 or email office@emergiclean,com.

To date, sponsors for the Feel Better Bears event are Emergi-Clean, Inc.; ServPro AberdeenHolmdel; Carton Content Services, Parsippany; and Collins Building Services, servicing all of New Jersey.

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